Meet Rick Johnson

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Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson & Associates
Teaching/Moderating Each Session

Rick Johnson established his private investigative firm, Rick Johnson & Associates of Colorado, Inc., in 1987, following eight years with the complex crimes units of the Denver County and Jefferson County District Attorneys’ Offices.

Well known and respected for his work in the areas of public corruption, litigation support, insurance fraud, sexual harassment, police misconduct, and domestic relations matters, including child custody, Rick has earned a reputation for speedy, accurate, thorough, and discreet investigations among major law firms, governmental agencies, business and commercial clients, and individuals in Colorado and around the nation.

Rick was hired in 1987 by the Denver Election Commission to investigate allegations of campaign finance irregularities, money laundering, and kickbacks during the 1987 mayoral election. His three-volume, 600+ page report can be found in all Denver Public Libraries.

Rick was also hired by the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners Office concerning allegations of misconduct involving County Court Clerk Tracy Baker. Rick 1, Baker 0.

Rick was also hired by the City of Aurora to conduct national background investigations of police and fire chief candidates and was hired to conduct background investigations by the City of Monument of city manager candidates.

Rick was also hired by the cities of Breckenridge, Fort Lupton, Fowler, and Central City to investigate their respective police chiefs for allegations of official misconduct. Rick 4, Police Chiefs 0.

Rick was also hired by the Aurora Public Schools to investigate allegations that school board member Eric Nelson lied about his credentials on his resume and other information previously posted on the Aurora Public Schools website. Rick and his staff uncovered falsification of academic credentials, exaggerations of military service, and fabrications of professional affiliations. For details, see Rick’s report concerning all he uncovered.

In 2010, Rick founded the Colorado Society of Private Investigators and is the current president of that organization. Additional information can be found at

Rick is a past President of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado.

Rick will present both the opening session and the closing session of the course. His broad and wide-ranging presentation will include how to set up a PI business, where and how to find clients, domestic relations investigations, surveillance, public corruption investigations, insurance defense, and interview techniques that produce good and useful results.

Rick knows the difference between a great investigator and a merely adequate investigator. After this course, you’ll know it, too.

Contact Rick Johnson & Associates

We are located in Denver, Colorado, but the scope of our responsibilities and services extends across the nation.